Monthly Archives: February 2014

Computers in the Study Rooms

Computer lab too noisy? Want a little privacy?

We’ve recently added desktop computers to four of our individual study rooms. This is part of a trial program to evaluate demand for computer access in other parts of the library, so please let us know what you think.

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The computers are in rooms 221, 222, 309, & 321. They have the same software that is available in the computer labs, will print to the second floor lab, and can be used by Adams State students, faculty, and staff.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of February 24:

The drug book : from arsenic to Xanax, 250 milestones in the history of drugs
A Coney Island of the mind : poems
Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design
Real happiness at work : meditations for accomplishment, achievement, and peace
Material relations : the marriage figurines of prehispanic Honduras
Comparative criminal justice systems : global and local perspectives
Mountain geography : physical and human dimensions
Our hearts fell to the ground : Plains Indian views of how the West was lost
The Chrome book : the essential guide to cloud computing with Google Chrome and the Chromebook
The philosophy of Andy Warhol : from A to B and back again
A Confederate general from Big Sur
The sublime

Euromonitor Passport – New Business Database Trial

The Nielsen Library is trialing Euromonitor International’s Passport, a comprehensive resource for global market analysis that includes industry, country, and regional reports, extensive statistics, and consumer and company market share data. The trial will runs through March 31, 2014. 

…and after you trial this electronic business database, be sure let us know what you think!


New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of February 17:

Forces of habit : drugs and the making of the modern world
The quest for the Nazi personality : a psychological investigation of Nazi war criminals
A primer in positive psychology
ACSM’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription
Head strong : how psychology is revolutionizing war
Applying social statistics : an introduction to quantitative reasoning in sociology
The theory toolbox : critical concepts for the humanities, arts, and social sciences
The meritocracy myth
Political rock
Electroboy : a memoir of mania
Smoke signals : a social history of marijuana– medical, recreational and scientific
The drowning girl : a memoir
Girls, delinquency, and juvenile justice
Test anxiety : applied research, assessment, and treatment interventions
Measurement error and research design
Juvenile delinquency
Radical equations : civil rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project
Transplantation, a sense of place and culture : a touring exhibition of contemporary narrative jewellery by British and Australian artists in conjunction with the National Centre for Craft and Design
Me & her : a memoir of madness
ACSM’s resource manual for Guidelines for exercise testing and prescription
Characters of the Old Spanish Trail
What intelligence tests miss : the psychology of rational thought
Once a warrior, always a warrior : navigating the transition from combat to home–including combat stress, PTSD, and mTBI
Gender and families
Perv : the sexual deviant in all of us
Ido in Autismland : climbing out of Autism’s silent prison
Lessons from the masters : current concepts in astronomical image processing
Arkham Asylum, living hell
Mass media and American politics
Principles of neurotheology
American cinema/American culture
Race, class, and gender in the United States : an integrated study
The new class society : goodbye American dream?
Data science for business : [what you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking]

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of February 10:

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Reading the rocks : the autobiography of the earth
Free will and consciousness : a determinist account of the illusion of free will
Scarcity : why having too little means so much
The Montana vigilantes, 1863-1870 : gold, guns, and gallows
Fashion jewelry, the collection of Barbara Berger
Jesus the radical : the parables and modern morality
Quality education as a constitutional right : creating a grassroots movement to transform public schools
Naturalism’s philosophy of the sacred : Justus Buchler, Karl Jaspers, and George Santayana
Nature’s sublime : an essay in aesthetic naturalism
The marijuana conviction : a history of marijuana prohibition in the United States
Why God won’t go away : brain science and the biology of belief
An introduction to the rock-forming minerals
Bad boys, bad men : confronting antisocial personality disorder (sociopathy)
The goldfinch
My story
Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement
365 slow cooker suppers
Crack in America : demon drugs and social justice
Banished : the new social control in urban America
Punished : policing the lives of Black and Latino boys
Drug war Mexico : politics, neoliberalism and violence in the new narcoeconomy
Facundo : civilization and barbarism : the first complete English translation
Racism without racists : color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America
On anger : race, cognition, narrative
God’s doodle : the life and times of the penis
The strange career of marihuana : politics and ideology of drug control in America
The teachings of Don Juan : a Yaqui way of knowledge
The psychology of visual art : eye, brain and art

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of February 3:

David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants
Free to learn : why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life
Social media and the value of truth
High price : a neuroscientist’s journey of self-discovery that challenges everything you know about drugs and society
When the money runs out : the end of western affluence
Looks like daylight : voices of indigenous kids
Talking to your doctor : a patient’s guide to communication in the exam room and beyond
Out on a limb : what black bears taught me about intelligence and intuition
A big fat crisis : the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic – and how we can end it
How to fail at almost everything and still win big : kind of the story of my life
Meanings of Ripley : the Alien quadrilogy and gender
Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it
Viva la raza! The struggle of the Mexican-American people
Home grown : marijuana and the origins of Mexico’s war on drugs
Emotion and decision making explained
Learning from data : a short course
Artificial intelligence : a modern approach
Handbook of LGBT-affirmative couple and family therapy
Emotions in politics : the affect dimension in political tension
The feeling body : affective science meets the enactive mind
Creative metal forming
Machine learning : a probabilistic perspective
Exploring the illusion of free will and moral responsibility
The individual without passions : modern individualism and the loss of the social bond